2001 Yz426

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Does anybody know how many links are in the chain? I want to replace the stock one before it ruins the sprockets. I forgot to count them last night and wanted to order one before this weekend. Thanks in advance.
 
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Should be 116, somebody will correct me if I'm wrong. Also, when ordering the chain tell them what bike/yr model/gearing and they can match it up for you.
 
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Perhaps the 01 is different but my 00 uses 114 links (including the master). I just recently bought a new chain and know this for a fact. I run stock sprockets and the stock 114 length is actually slightly longer than I would like (adjuster bolts are very far out). It would be perfect if I added a tooth to the rear sprocket.

Note that my manual specifies "113 links plus master". I'm not quite sure how they count that.
 
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Both the 00 and 01 bikes run 14 / 49 stock gearing. I know for a fact that the 00 stock chain length is 114 links (including master). I'm willing to bet that the 01 chain length is no different if you're still running 14 / 49 sprockets.

You want to be really sure? Count the number of rollers / pins. I did and got 114.
 
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#6
The last chains I bought had extra links anyway. I've always had to cut my chains to lenght, it's pretty easy. Good luck!